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Aug 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
big focus is what has unfolded in detroit, protecting the pensions of people attacked by a financial manager. they were affected by the changes of what took place in detroit. they've been spending a lot of time trying to straighten that out. >> a reminder 50 years ago this was a march for jobs and freedom, organized largely by a. phillip randolph, the great labor leader and the issue of union rights, labor rights, workers rights has always been deeply interconnected with civil rights in this country. >> there's no question about it. the unions are a little nervous as this continuing attack on collective bargaining, continual attack and the introduction of legislation in right to work states, this is being introduced. local elections are taking ahold and attacking workers and depressing wages. this is a big part of what afsme has been focusing on. they're at the pinnacle of the fight right now of what's going on in michigan. >> it's almost impossible to imagine how we can talk about closing a racial inequality gap without also talking at the exact same time about the economi
Aug 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
home selling season is heading for the home stretch and while the city of detroit has plunged into bankruptcy, its housing market is on the rebound. motown measured a 7th. california is in first. the south looms large and the friendliest cities in america, austin, texas, ranking fifth, thanks to music, food, and lay backed and friendly locals. then savannah, georgia, and iowa and the friendliest city in america is charleston, south carolina, for its hospitality and charm. on the flipside is newark, new jersey, the most unfriendly city. oops. that's followed by oakland, california, new haven, connecticut, detroit, and atlantic city. >>> first step pizza, second step flaming battens. >> mmm. >> mmm. >> come on, who doesn't like a pizza pie? where is the best pizza in america? it's not in deep-dish hometown chicago. the top five, in reverse order, seattle, new york, boston, las vegas, and at number one, it's san diego. would you have guessed that? and those are your number ones here on "weekends with alex witt." you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
, rights, responsibility. not just some. >> you know, lee, in detroit where they just filed bankruptcy, they are actually talking about messing with people's pension. that the autobillionaires companies got bailed out and they're talking about taking workers pensions. and people want to know why we're marching? >> the retirees pensions in detroit average $19,000 a year. yet they want to attack the workers, they want to attack retirees. we've got to say no. we are not going to let that happen. they are using workers as scapegoats. that's one of the reasons we're out here tomorrow and we're going to be here until we're able to fight successfully for workers rights all over this country. it is a shame that folks would go after a retiree who makes $19,000 a year expecting they can sacrifice more. we've got to say no to that, al. all of us. our communities, our coalition partners, labor unions. we've got to say that's unacceptable in the richest country on the face of the earth. >> dennis, the speech we all remember was "i have a dream." but the person who called this march 50 years ago was
Aug 3, 2013 4:00am PDT
. rate of change, revving in detroit and super sized shark attack. gentleman rina lewis, let's talk about the job jobs. break them down. >> sluggish at best. 162,000 jobs added. the expectation was 185,000. even whispers of 200,000. so way off. to put it in perspective, at this rate it will take seven more years to make up for the jobs lost in what is now deemed as the great recession. and it gets worse. because even though unemployment is down slightly, it's a bit misleading because participation is down. you've got to remember, every day 10,000 baby boomers retire. what is replacing those jobs, two-thirds of the jobs are part-time largely in the retail sector, which is notorious for low wages. >> a lot of mill lessen kwrals are living at home with their parents. >> a lot of people in the industry are saying selection. these days you can't have a few models you have to have lots of models. there seems to be something about a truck, to borrow a line from a country song. g.m., 16%. ford, 11%. these are sales to consumers, not fleet sales or commercial sales where the margins are lowe
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